Pipe Organ Database

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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 773, 1929)

Location:

First Presbyterian / Old First Presbyterian
Bryden Road & Ohio Avenue
Columbus, OH 43205 US
Organ ID: 23550

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 20 ranks. 1,359 pipes. 3 manuals. 26 stops. 20 registers.
All:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 26
  • Registers: 20
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 25, 2013:

Updated through online information from Louis Robaszkiewicz.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on March 17, 2012:

Updated through online information from Thomas Veregge.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on February 10, 2007:

Updated through online information from Scott Hayes. -- Playable, but with many dead notes throughout enclosed Great and Swell Oboe, otherwise in good condition.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on May 10, 2006:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Extant with water and plaster damage; somewhat altered; possibly for sale.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab stop list from church organist William J. McKown
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console, 2013.: Photograph by Louis Robaszkiewicz.

Chancel and Chamber grille: Photograph by Louis Robaszkiewicz.

Console and organ chamber: Photograph by Len Levasseur, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-08-25

Church interior: Photograph by Len Levasseur, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-08-25

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